elephant in the room

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elephant in the room (plural elephants in the room)

  1. (idiomatic) A problem or difficult issue that is very obvious, but is ignored for the convenience or comfort of those involved.
    • 2008, Nicholas Rufford, "Motormouth: The car of the future, at £1,300," Sunday Times (UK), 6 Jan.,
      There is an elephant in the room that nearly every politician and green campaigner is ignoring. It’s called population growth.

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Last modified on 27 January 2014, at 19:30